Category Gorge

Looking up at the top of the Samaria Gorge

Hiking the Longest Gorge in Europe

One bright morning in mid-September, in Crete, found us up and ready to catch a cab to Chania, where we would catch a bus at 7:45 AM to Omalos, the start of the Samaria Gorge hike.  Despite how early it was, we were all eager to get going and start this hike down the longest […]

Sénanque Abbey

Driving Through Provence, France

Day 9 was the worst of my 15 day trip through Southern Europe.  It wasn’t completely horrible, but it definitely didn’t go according to plan.  I tried to do too much, to see too much, to cover too much ground.  I didn’t realize how much time it would take to drive through France.  That the […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]

The swimming pool at Paraje Natural del Salto de la Novia

La Fuente de Los Baños

While I had been sitting at the airport in Lisbon, Portugal, waiting for my flight to Valencia, I decided to see if there were any little day trip options out of Valencia.  My two little day trips out of Lisbon, one to Cascais, the other to explore Sintra had both gone extremely well and I […]


The Splendor of Háifoss

Eventually, we arrived at the little gravel road leading to our final destination for the day, Háifoss.  This was one of those times that we were so thankful for our choice of rental vehicle, the Dacia Duster.  The road was rocky, holey, bumpy.  Or at least it wouldn’t have been bumpy in a car.  The […]